Politics

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Former state Rep. Dale Crafts has become the latest Republican to announce his bid to run for Maine's 2nd Congressional District and unseat Democrat Jaren Golden.

Maine’s two senators both say that President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops from the Syrian border and open the door for Turkey to launch an offensive against Kurds in northern Syria was a mistake.

The Maine Legislature might consider restrictions on vaping, stricter gun controls and new marijuana laws in the coming legislative session.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Maine Republicans rallied outside of Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden’s Lewiston office on Tuesday to protest what they say is his lack of support for President Donald Trump.

President Trump says his request for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden was driven by his concerns about corruption.

"This is not about politics, this is about corruption," Trump said last week. "If you look and you read our Constitution and many other things, I have an obligation to look at corruption."

But anti-corruption advocates say his administration's record of fighting corruption is weak and not in line with Trump's rhetoric.

Ed Morin / Maine Public

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine’s 1st District was the first member of Maine’s congressional delegation to call for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Pingree spoke with Maine Public Radio’s Mal Leary about the impeachment process and what effect it might have on all the other work that’s before Congress.

Leary: Long before many folks were saying they supported an inquiry or an investigation — whichever word you want to use — you were advocating for an investigation.

Andrew Harnik / Associated Press

As the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump slogs forward, Maine Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins faces a big dilemma — again.

@AdrienneMaine / Twitter

Adrienne Bennett, a former TV reporter who served as Gov. Paul LePage’s spokesperson, has entered the race in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District.

SOLON, Maine — An environmental and peace activist is forming an exploratory committee to consider running against Republican Sen. Susan Collins in 2020.

Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine is criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Northern Syria to allow Turkish forces to occupy that area.

Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Although Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has been careful not to talk about some of the detailed information being made public during the House impeachment inquiry, she is critical of President Donald Trump’s public call for the governments of Ukraine and China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

A House committee has unanimously approved a bill by Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden of Maine’s 2nd District to expand federal small business development centers.

Susan Walsh / Associated Press

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says the House impeachment inquiry will likely mean that action on other important bills, including the budget, will be delayed.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public

Protesters gathered at Portland City Hall Sunday to recognize the one-year anniversary of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was a pivotal vote in Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Her decision to confirm the conservative justice drew ire from some of her constituents.

Irwin Gratz / Maine Public

Journalist Martin Smith is no stranger to Saudi Arabia or its key players. He had interviewed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and met with Jamal Khashoggi several times. After Khashoggi was killed a year ago, and the crown prince implicated in the act, Smith and the PBS program Frontline decided it was time to take a closer look at Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Smith will talk about all this Friday at Colby College.

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